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This pub failed our “bad pubs test” ! In fact the main thing that was wrong with was that it was completely empty ! (7pm on Tuesday). There was also only one real ale available, though there were a couple of other handpumps that had run out, and the one left was a very nice pint (well half) of Adnams Ghost Ship. This is the one pub on our crawl that I might actually go back into – though I hear it does tend to attract football crowds so will need to be careful with timing.
Martinsh - 22 Nov 2015 23:16
stopped in here as part of the pub crawl beofre derby v chelsea.

only got a quick half and kept my mouth shut as only when i igot inside did i realise pretty much every one in there was a stone island wearing derby casual.

very partisan crowd on match days and not a scarfer in sight. avoid if your from out of town.
CHELSEA_on_tour - 6 Jan 2014 13:54
I visited this pub at the weekend as I had heard of its peculiar heritage and thought a spooky visit to Derby was definitely on the cards! This establishment is said to be home to a poltergeist and the remains of a damaged female skull reside behind the bar (an ancient skull discovered in the cellar no less!)

Aside from these little eccentricities and the beautiful frontage this pub was rather a let down. It looks like a quaint 'proper' pub, inviting and suggestive of a cosy pint....this couldn't be further from the truth alas.

The inside is very modernised and there is no doubt that this is a football pub. There is also a Jaegermeister machine behind the bar offering a range of concoctions and shot containing the stuff....above which resides the skull!!!!

Not bad for a curious gander and a quick pint but certainly not one to visit again I don't think!
Mymsy - 10 Dec 2013 16:59
One of the so-called haunted pubs of Derby....oh really. Good boozer at weekends.
Seafarer1966 - 17 Sep 2009 14:39
Of the four city centre pubs we visited during our weekend visit, for me this was the most dissapointing.
It has the outward look of a good old fashioned english pub, but on the inside is just another football-focussed tap room with basic furniture and blaring sports tvs.
***
No food.
There were 2 or 3 cask beers available. we had the youngs special, which was okay but a bit over-priced at 2.70/pint.
***
verdict:
"Admire the exterior and move on". couldn't agree more!
a disappointed 3 from me. mostly for the beer.

reynard - 6 Feb 2009 13:47
Old pub that is now effectively one long thin room although there are alcoves etc. Beer on tap was only Pedigree and Bombardier although the "A" board outside says it has guest ales. Had a pint of the Bombardier that was OK.. Get's rammed (pun fully intended) when Derby are at home, but ususlly quiet in midweek.
ROBCamra - 10 Dec 2008 14:20
Formerly the George, a large Coaching Inn, this is one of the most historic pubs in Derby but, for me, one of the most disappointing. The history is depicted on a placque outside but any past glories have been left firmly on the pavement. The modern, bland and souless interior comes as quite a shock and it also has one of the most dull beer selections in town. 6 hand pumps with Pride, Pedigree and Bombardier (which was off) being doubled up across them, a choice that is almost an embarrassment in a city with such a reputation of Real Ales. On the plus side, the barman was top notch, spotting that my Pride was about to go and refusing to serve it until the barrel was changed (bringing the fresh pint over to our table). He deserves a better pub than this. The multiple TVs I can handle at certain times, the darts area to the rear probably a plus point but the signs for Karaoke 3 times a week would probably make the numerous resident ghosts look elsewhere for a pint. One of the major curiosities is the skull unearthed during restoration that is on display but even this is barely visible high up over the rear of the bar. Admire the exterior and move on.
RogerB - 29 Oct 2008 23:44
Decent pub in the main shopping street that has some history to it. It dates back to the 17th Century when it was an coaching inn and is now allegedly haunted.
Millay - 25 Dec 2007 21:57

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